Talwars likely to spend weekend in jail
Couple Spends A Busy Friday At Dasna Prison Even As Officials Wait For Release Order
Ghaziabad: Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were not released from Dasna jail on Friday, even though the Allahabad high court had acquitted them in the double murder case of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj more than 24 hours ago. They are likely to walk out of prison only on Monday when the Ghaziabad CBI court, which sentenced them, reopens.
Dasna jail superintendent Dadhiram Maurya said the release order had not arrived. “Prisoners are released after due process. A certified copy of the high court verdict will be sent to the CBI court in Ghaziabad that convicted and sentenced the Talwars to life imprisonment. The CBI court will issue release orders to Dasna jail,” said Maurya.
Tanzeel Ahmed, the Talwars’ lawyer, said he had received a certified copy of acquittal order from the high court on Friday evening. "It will be carried physically to Delhi on Saturday. The rest of the proceedings regarding the release order will commence after the courts reopen on Monday," he said. "A bond will also be submitted by the Talwars to the CBI court in accordance with Section 437 CrPC.”
The bond under CrPC 437 is an undertaking that the ac- quitted prisoners will appear, if summoned, by a higher court in the event that there is an appeal against the verdict of the high court. The entire procedure is likely to be completed on Monday after the court reopens.
Mediapersons, and a crowd of onlookers, camped outside Dasna jail all of Friday, hoping to carch a glimpse of the Talwars when they are released. No friend or relative of the Talwars visited them on Friday.
According to jail officials, Rajesh and Nupur met for a few minutes on Thursday evening, after the verdict was pronounced. The couple followed regular jail routine on Friday and interacted with inmates and officials. Nupur also met kids at the jail crèche after breakfast. Rajesh checked on patients at the dental clinic he has opened in the jail hospital.
“Rajesh normally goes to his clinic at around 10am daily. But on Friday, he went to his clinic at 8am. He checked at least 15 inmates with dental problems, which is more than the average number of patients he attends every day. A number of inmates made a rush to get checked by Rajesh on Friday, as news spread he would soon be released from prison,” said Maurya.
Nupur visited the stitching and tailoring unit of Dasna jail, run by women inmates, after meeting kids at the creche. Several inmates asked her about the legal procedure to be followed for procuring acquittal orders in their respective cases, jail officials said. Rajesh and Nupur will be paid Rs 40 for each day of work they had done during their period of stay in the jail, the officials added.
A certified copy of HC verdict will go to CBI court in Ghaziabad CBI court will issue release orders to Dasna jail Rest of the proceedings will commence after courts reopen on Monday Talwars will need to submit a bond to CBI court that they will appear, if summoned, by a higher court